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Columbia Humane Society: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The products, 10 P.L.A.Y. beds, are used to make the pets more comfortable and relaxed in their kennels while at the shelter.

We are a small rural shelter and have to rely on donations for items such as beds. These beds give the dogs a warmer and more comfortable place to lie in their kennels.

How many pets did this grant help?

At least 18 so far

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Jade and Joy are just two of the many appreciative and deserving dogs who enjoyed soft P.L.A.Y. beds that were donated by the Petfinder Foundation. Jade (first photo) came to the shelter under protective custody after her owner was put in jail. Her owner did not make any attempt to reclaim her, so she became custody of the shelter. Because she is approximately 8 years old, she is a candidate for our senior-dog program. That means she will receive a complete medical and dental workup before she is placed for adoption. Soon after admission to the shelter, she was diagnosed as having bladder stones. She is currently being fed a special diet that will dissolve the stones. Once she has been medically cleared, we will be able to work on finding Jade a forever home. In the meantime, she is enjoying her great P.L.A.Y. bed on which she loves to cuddle up. We are hoping to find a medical foster for Jade while she awaits a clean bill of health. Meet Jade:

Joy (second photo) was found as stray and taken in by a family. After being in their home for about three months, the owner found that she was not compatible with the dog that they already had in their home. She was then surrendered to the shelter. Joy is about 8 years old and so, like Jade, qualifies for our senior-dog program. Joy has received a complete medical workup already, which concluded that she has severe grain allergies, has probably been used as breeding stock her entire life, and she currently has a mammary tumor that may be cancerous. The tumor will be removed at the same time that she is spayed. Further medical attention will be provided as needed after surgery. Joy is a pleasure to have in our kennels and loves to just mellow out and chew her bones on her great P.L.A.Y. bed. Meet Joy:

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